October, 2011

First Take Monday – “From Empowered to Superempowered”

Oct 24, 2011 Posted by

Thomas Friedman, notable author of The World is Flat, published a great op-ed in The New York Times yesterday describing the vast difference between Wall Street and Silicon Valley. “…to paraphrase the Columbia University economist Jagdish Bhagwati, Wall Street, which was originally designed to finance “creative destruction” (the creation of new industries and products to […]

First Take Monday – Are iPads Invading the Enterprise?

Oct 17, 2011 Posted by

I recently read an article suggesting 92% of Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying iPads. According to Good Technology, though, 2 industries — Financial Services and High Technology — account for nearly 50% of the Top 100 iPad accounts. Interestingly, Retail, the industry I think could benefit the most from tablets, only accounts […]


What’s in a Cloud?

Oct 12, 2011 Posted by

One of the biggest frustrations in my past life as a “customer advocate” (not consultant) was the complexity involved to buy and deploy talent management solutions. During the past few years, the demand for “integrated talent management suites” has accelerated. Unfortunately, the talent management vendors haven’t met the challenge. They continue to sell discrete “modules” […]